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West Ham endured a nightmare with Jordan Hugill

West Ham‘s signing of Jordan Hugill has undoubtedly gone down as a disastrous move by GSB, with the Englishman now struggling for game time in the Championship.

The Hammers were desperate for attacking additions in January 2018 and they cast their eye towards the Championship as they looked to improve their form, and Hugill became David Moyes’ second signing as manager when he joined from Preston North End in a deal worth £10m.

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Hugill had hit 30 goals in 114 appearances for Preston, which was a modest return but did little to suggest that he would be a big hit in the Premier League. Indeed, that proved to be true as he endured a nightmare stay in the east end of the capital.

West Ham fans will never truly know if he would have made it in the top flight, as he was afforded just 22 minutes of Premier League action for the Hammers before the end of the 2018/19 campaign, before joining Middlesbrough on loan the following season.

He would hit six goals in 37 league appearances for the northeast side before a more successful spell with QPR the following season, notching 15 in 41 for the Hoops during his spell at Loftus Road.

Still, he was not afforded any more opportunities in Moyes’ side and was sold to Norwich in 2020 in a deal that could, but looks unlikely to, rise to £5m.

Even playing with a title-winning side in the second tier didn’t do much to improve Hugill’s form, as he has just six goals in 39 appearances for the Canaries and has been loaned out from the club twice, so they are also perhaps regretting bringing him in.

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Now that they are back in the Championship, he is still struggling for game time, having appeared in just 41 minutes of league action so far this campaign.

Unfortunately for Hugill, he will go down as another disastrous signing by GSB and join the long list of strikers that have failed to succeed at West Ham, although he was never given a real chance by Moyes to show what he could do.